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New ambassador named for Saskatoon and area Easter Seals

A new ambassador has been named for the Saskatoon and area branch of Easter Seals Saskatchewan. Devin Sauer / Global News

SASKATOON – A new ambassador was named on Monday for the Saskatoon and area branch of Easter Seals Saskatchewan.

As ambassador, Jamisan Frerichs will represent children and youth with disabilities who benefit from adaptive technology services at Camp Easter Seal – all operated by the Saskatchewan Abilities Council.

“We thought that he would be a very, very good candidate for this because he’s got a great personality,” said Su Huynh, Camp Easter Seal manager.

“He loves camp and what a great person to represent all the kids who enjoy the benefits of coming out to Camp Easter Seal.”

Frerichs was born with mild cerebral palsy, a neuromuscular condition that can affect signals from the brain to different parts of the body.

In his case, it has primarily affected his legs, forcing him to undergo surgery in 2010.

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The procedure, called rhizotomy, was able to destroy the rootlets in his spine that were sending the wrong signals from his brain to his legs.

The 11-year-old now undergoes physiotherapy regularly and uses his walker and wheelchair less frequently.

This year marks the third year he’s attending Camp Easter Seal and his first year as ambassador.

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